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Group Soap Making Workshops

We teach group soap making workshops once a month from our studio in Farndon, Newark.  


The courses follow the same format as the 121 sessions but there will be no formulating.   The group sessions are slightly less detailed than a 121 session and you will make 2 batches of soap per person to take home at the end of the workshop.


We can accommodate a maximum of 7 people on a group course.  Lunch is included in the cost.


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Cost £125 per person


2019 DATES :


Saturday 28th September 2019

Saturday 26th October 2019

Saturday 16th November 2019

Saturday 21st December 2019


2020 DATES :

Saturday 25th January 2020

Saturday 29th February 2020

Saturday 28th March 2020

Saturday 25th April 2020

Saturday 30th May 2020





  • You are on a budget

  • You are happy learning as part of a group of like minded individuals

  • You want a simplified experience of soap making

  • You want to try out a new hobby

  • You are contemplating starting a soap making business but not sure yet if its for you

  • You are a creative person

  • You want to work on your creativity and start a new craft

  • You know nothing about soapmaking

  • You know a little about soapmaking

















A group workshop is for you if :

Read some testimonials about our group workshops here :

Schedule of the day :

Arrival Tea/Coffee & Cake



Morning Session :


Brief history and basic chemistry of soapmaking

Everything you'll need to get started - ingredients and equipment

Sodium Hydroxide and Safety  

Preparation of moulds and moulding options

Calculating the capacity of your chosen mould

Using additives in soap such as flowers, seeds, oats, oxides, herbs, spices and clays

Colouring your natural soaps

Adding nutrient oils for various skin conditions

Blending pure essential oils for fragrance and therapeutic properties

Mixing, pouring, cutting, curing and storing your finished soaps


Lunch :


A delicioius buffet lunch will be provided for the group


Afternoon Sesion :


A demonstration by Emma

A supervised afternoon of soapmaking using a variety of oils, fats, butters and nutrient oils.  

Playing with colour, fragrance and experimenting with additives such as poppyseeds, oats and

calendula petals

Basic design tutorials - you will learn how to swirl and layer your soaps




On arrival we will start with a tea or coffee while we have a chat about how the day will run and what we

will achieve by the end of the course.


We will be thorough with the theory aspect of the day and ensure that you understand everything you need to so that you can maximise the enjoyment of the practical session.  You will be itching to get started in the workshop and we are on hand to answer any questions you may have throughout the day.  


We will then explore all of the raw ingredients that we will be using, we will look in detail at the different consistencies of the ingredients and discuss how this will affect the finished bars of soap.

Emma will give a demonstration of the practical step by step process that you will have learnt about in the morning, now you will begin to see all of the stages of soap making that were discussed earlier.


Returning from lunch buzzing with ideas and inspiration, the afternoon session is dedicated to practical.  Making three batches of soap per person in the three hour session you will follow the Soapology recipe using natural ingredients but you have free reign to choose colours, essential oils and additives that you may like to use in your batches.


Whatever you have made is yours to take home on the day (if you have come by plane or train we can post your soaps out to you the next day if you prefer - postage charges apply if you are

out of the UK)